Becoming Brilliant : What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children
Stories about the failures of our educational systems abound, but most of them stop after pointing out the problems. Becoming Brilliant goes beyond complaining to offer solutions that parents can apply right now.
Authors Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek provide a science-based framework for how we should be educating children in and outside school. Parents become agents of change for children's success when they nurture six critical skills.
Constructed from the latest scientific evidence and presented in an accessible way rich with examples, this book introduces the 6Cs - collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence - along with tips to optimise children's development in each area.
Taken together, these are the skills that will make up the straight-A report card for success in the 21st century.
- Paperback | 344 pages
- 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
- 30 May 2016
- American Psychological Association
- Washington DC, United States
Other books in this series
30 Apr 2014
04 Sep 2014
30 Nov 2015
Table of contents
1. Redefining Success in the 21st Century
2. The Learning Industry and the Learning Sciences: How Educational Reform Sent Us in the Wrong Direction
3. The Skills Needed for Success Are Global
4. Hard Skills and Soft Skills: Finding the Perfect Balance
5. Collaboration: No One Can Fiddle a Symphony
6. Communication: Lines of Connection
7. Toppling the King That Is Content
8. Critical Thinking: What Counts as Evidence?
9. Creative Innovation: Rearranging the Old to Make the New
10. Confidence: Dare to Fail
11. A Report Card for the 21st Century
Epilogue: What If? The Reprise
About the Authors
Bronze Medal, Living Now Book Awards (Parenting)
About Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, PhD, is the Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, USA and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her research examines the development of early language and literacy, as well as the role of play in learning.